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Anathem - Neal Stephenson
Anathem
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For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on... show more
For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the brink of cataclysmic change—and Erasmas will become a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the most inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond. Anathem is the latest miraculous invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle—a work of astonishing scope, intelligence, and imagination.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061474101 (006147410X)
ASIN: B006U1KWW4
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 1008
Edition language: English
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Gwinn in MN
Gwinn in MN rated it
5.0 Anathem
Easily my favorite book of Stephenson's since Snow Crash, and the only book since Diamond Age where I didn't wish an editor would take a chainsaw to the book. A fantastic read.
bibliokay
bibliokay rated it
5.0 Anathem
There is a style of book that drops you in in the middle and expects you to sink or swim. This is not that book no matter how lost you feel at the beginning with the invented vocabulary (there is a glossary at the end though I think you will find that, other than proper nouns, learning the vocabular...
joshmunn
joshmunn rated it
4.0 Anathem
I wish half stars were possible-this is definitely 4.5.
altheaann
altheaann rated it
Just finished re-reading for book club.I'm giving it 5 stars, even though, after reading it twice I do feel justified in saying that the pacing does flag in a couple of places (during Raz' final conversations with Orolo, and during the Convox). The first time I thought it might just have been my moo...
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